Archive for June, 2011

M + M Professional Development Seminar: Friday 14th October 2011

21 June, 2011  |  Public Programme, Uncategorized



Date: Friday 14th October 2011 (Includes lunch and refreshments)

CHISENHALE ART PLACE are hosting “The Art of Success” a professional development seminar for artists,

designers and creative practitioners. This inspirational day will combine coaching for success with practical

business strategies and skills to help you develop a successful sustainable career plan.
We will explore what success means to you and tackle the obstacles which sabotage success. Expect to be challenged,

to reflect on your current ways of thinking and to gain fresh perspectives.

We will outline business strategies and offer practical advice that will help you create an individual plan to achieve

your goals.

The day will include a specialist artist presentation and opportunities to network. A limited number of one to one

surgery sessions are available on the day.

If you would like to take advantage of a surgery session early booking is recommended to ensure a place.

The Art of Success Artists Tool Kit to accompany the programme will be available on the day.


M + M Professional Development is collaboration between Noleen Mathias and Erin Martin.

Noleen Mathias has over twenty years experience in Arts and Business Management.

Prior to setting up the Mathias Agency, Noleen was Co-Director of Artworks Wales the National Organisation for

Public Art in Wales and a Director of Public Art Agency, Safle. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of

Marketing and a Trustee of the National Federation of Artist Studio Providers (NFASP).

Erin Martin is an experienced education professional and an Accredited Personal and Business Coach

with many years experience of coaching for success in a wide variety of contexts. She has a particular interest in

Creativity Coaching and in the issues of aspiration, motivation and self-belief as they relate to artists and writers.

Erin recently returned from China where she was an education adviser with VSO.


EARLY BOOKING RECOMMENDED! Seminar fee: £99 or Early Bird £85


E:  info@    T: 029 2065 5459




Painting classes with Emma Gunningham at Butley Court

8 June, 2011  |  Public Programme, Uncategorized


Emma ran two pilot painting classes at Butley Court, which is sited very close to Chisenhale Art Place (CAP). Emma was assisted by our wonderful intern, Yasmin. Butley Court Senior Citizens Centre is a multi-cultural community centre providing and hosting a range of activities, primarily but not exclusively targeted at over 50’s. It is managed by residents with the support of Old Ford Housing Association.

“Very, very lovely, would like to see it go on. Nice to be able to use my mind- nice to have your own tutors.”  Gladys

“Very good class, makes you get together, good to learn new skills, I didn’t think I could do it.” Rosetta

“Great idea, coming to art group. Hope it continues, it makes a very nice atmosphere.” Stella

This is a Chisenhale Art Place (CAP) outreach project. It was funded jointly by CAP and Old Ford and funding is being sought to run the project for a year. If you’d like to discuss an outreach project with the Public Programme Coordinator, please click here.


The Art of Growing- Multi Colour Castprinting with Jon George


Castprinting is a technique developed by Jon George.  As with many other printing processes, multiple copies of the original can be obtained; this is of course the beauty of printing.  The cast print is unique because the original drawing is made using a liquid gesso medium so that the final print has a loose, fluid flow to it. Using the  gesso drawing, a plaster block is created which is then inked and used to create a print. More than one colour requires further blocks. The process of castprinting needs to be done in stages, as the gesso drawings and the plaster blocks need time to dry. Although great fun, it is a rigorous and time consuming process. The Art of Growing Club worked with Jon over four sessions, but the results were certainly well worth the effort!



Friday Lunchtime Art Club at Lawdale Junior School


Every Friday lunchtime at Lawdale Junior School a hive of creativity buzzes. Children from all year groups join the Chisenhale Studio artist Charlotte Mew and photographer Maria Andrews for some some free form exploration. Using found objects and their environment, the children give full rein to their vivid imaginations, drawing, making and bringing characters to life. This project is funded by Lawdale Junior School.